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Preston to Plymouth by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    21:22
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 20m
  • Distance
    389 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    16
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 54m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Preston to Plymouth by train

Fast trains from Preston to Plymouth take around 5 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 389 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Plymouth.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Plymouth?

Journeys between Preston and Plymouth usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Preston to Plymouth every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 18 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Preston to Plymouth?

The Preston to Plymouth train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Preston to Plymouth train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Plymouth is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 23:42. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 21:22.

When to book Preston to Plymouth train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Preston to Plymouth by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Plymouth?

More than one train company operates on the route from Preston to Plymouth, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • Great Western Railway
  • London Underground
  • Northern Rail
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Plymouth to Preston by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.